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. 1995 Apr;39 ( Pt 2):141-4.
doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2788.1995.tb00482.x.

Autism in Immigrants: Children Born in Sweden to Mothers Born in Uganda

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Autism in Immigrants: Children Born in Sweden to Mothers Born in Uganda

C Gillberg et al. J Intellect Disabil Res. .

Abstract

Three boys diagnosed as suffering from autistic disorder were born in Sweden to mothers born in Uganda. Two were related but the third boy was unrelated to the others. The prevalence for autistic disorder in Göteborg children born to mothers who were born in Uganda was 15% which is almost 200 times higher than in the general population of children. The possible reason for the high autism rate in this particular ethnic subgroup is discussed.

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